(updated 9/28/16)

PLC Meeting - Sun, Oct 2, 2:00p-3:00p, at SJD.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 2, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 4, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 11, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 13, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16.  The campout will be held at Kerr Creek Farm (Casey family), near Brenham, northwest of Houston.  Activities include canoeing, swimming, fishing and FCT.

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 18, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair - Sat, Oct 22, at St. Thomas High School.  For info & registration, click here (TBD website).

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 25, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 6, Troop 55 presented merit badges and rank advancements earned over the summer.  In addition, Joseph Hlavinka and Sam Richey received the Eagle Scout rank. 
If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 18 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Tevia McLaren via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.



We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.


Dues for 2016-17
Dues for the current school year are $130 for one scout and $110 for additional scouts from the same family.  An extra $25 donation is requested.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check payable to "Troop 55" and send to: Tara Williams (T-55's Registrar), 4814 Benning Drive, Houston 77035.

Map of Eagle Projects
George Caldwell has created a map of Eagle Projects done in the Houston area in recent years. To view the map, click on Eagle Resources in the index or click here.

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Sep 6.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Pack to Troop Transistion
To view the presentation made to the parent group on Sunday, Aug 28, click here. (3.7 MB)


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Sep 27, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FC Reqmt 9b, environmental issue, finish
Oct 2, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, at SJD
    - FC Reqmt 3a,b,c,d, knots & lashings
Oct 4, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FC Reqmt 5b, weather forecasts
Oct 11, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FC Reqmt 5c, hazardous weather
Oct 23, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, at SJD
    - FC Reqmt 4a, map & compass course
    - FC Reqmt 4b, GPS orienteering
Oct 25, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FC Reqmt 5d, extreme weather
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 18-23  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.